**The product for this review and giveaway was provided by Kidknows. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.

It's hard to believe, but back-to-school season is upon us and soon Kaelyn will be heading to Kindergarten. She has enjoyed picking out all of her new supplies, but especially her new school clothes. She loves to help pick out what she's going to wear each day, and I know the school year is going to be no different. That's why I'm thankful to have been introduced to the Kidknows Mercury Free Outdoor Thermometer and given the opportunity to review one!

When our Outdoor Thermometer arrived, the kids were really excited to get it put on the window. Thankfully, it couldn't have been easier to do. It simply attaches to an outside window using two suction cups. We found a window that was not in direct sunlight and was one that would be easily accessible by the kids.

I have been amazed how well it stays put and holds up. We have had no problem with it moving at all, even in the severe storms we've been having over the past couple of weeks including high winds and hail! It's made of durable plastic and is something I can see lasting us a very long time!
Right away I was pleased with the bright and inviting colors and appearance. This is something geared toward children and the design is perfect. It's colorful, and at 10 inches tall...it's an ideal size too! I also appreciate that it's mercury-free and non-toxic.

Aside from the appearance and great quality, I love that this thermometer helps to empower kids to independently choose the right outfit to wear in various outdoor temperatures. It does this by associating degree measurements with easy to understand picture of appropriate clothing for the weather...right on the thermometer! How neat is that?!
Kaelyn often looks at the thermometer to help her decide what to wear in the morning. She also likes to keep an eye on it, because she knows if it's high enough, we may get to go swimming as well. It has been great for the summer weather, but will come in even more handy come the time school begins and the weather starts to change. In the Fall the weather can be different from day to day, so it will be nice to have a visual for Kaelyn to utilize that will help her understand how she should dress appropriately for the temperature.
It decreases any disagreements on what she should wear each day, making morning routines faster, easier and FUN! She and Kaden both love to use the thermometer and have said they feel good being able to use it to help pick out their clothes all by themselves. :)

Not only is it fun, but it's also educational. It helps to teach kids to read numbers and to understand the concept of measuring the outdoor temperature. I'm amazed how much my kids have learned in just the short time we've had this outdoor thermometer for kids.

They love it!

We've been very pleased with how well this thermometer is made, not to mention how child-friendly it is. I love it, and best of all...so do my kids! I would definitely recommend it to other families with younger children who are getting ready for a new school year to begin. It would make a great gift idea too! I'm already considering it as a gift for a couple of my nephews who I know would love it. It would also be great for teachers in the classroom, as it would help to teach kids reading and understanding the outside temperature and seasonal changes.

Buy It: The Kidknows Mercury Free Outdoor Thermometer can be purchased at Kidknows.net for just $8.99 + S&H

Coupon Code: Kidknows has offered A Mom's Balancing Act readers an exclusive coupon offer, $1 off your order! Simply enter coupon code 4680 at checkout! (Be sure to look at the bottom of the order page for where to put the coupon code)

Win It: Three very lucky readers are going to win a Kidknows Mercury Free Outdoor Thermometer of their own! Simply enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below for a chance to win.

This giveaway is open to US Only and will end August 28th.

  1. Cassandra Eastman August 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM  

    I absolutely love that it shows what types of clothes to wear depending on the weather! My son always asks how hot it is out so this is super neat!

  2. Anonymous August 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM  

    I love the pictures of the clothing!
    Diana s.

  3. Mozi Esmes Mom August 14, 2013 at 4:01 AM  

    The kid-friendly colors and the clothing guide!

  4. Kaycee August 14, 2013 at 7:25 AM  

    This is so neat! A fun way to learn about the weather!

  5. RambleSAHM W. August 14, 2013 at 7:44 AM  

    I love that it ask what to wear. My four year old would love this.

  6. s August 14, 2013 at 7:25 PM  

    The clothing pictures.

  7. Sylvia August 14, 2013 at 8:11 PM  

    I like the suction cups and how easy it is to read

  8. KJ Skib August 14, 2013 at 9:34 PM  

    I like how kid friendly it is.

  9. aperry August 14, 2013 at 10:27 PM  

    Mercury free and clothing!!

  10. Kattzzz August 14, 2013 at 10:36 PM  

    I like the colors, makes it fun.

  11. Colleen Maurina August 15, 2013 at 12:17 AM  

    I like that this thermometer is colorful and mercury free.

  12. Carrie Phelps August 15, 2013 at 5:10 AM  

    I love that it can help the kids decide what to wear! My grandson thinks he can wear shorts every day and we live in New England.

  13. Jennifer Rogers August 15, 2013 at 6:41 AM  

    My favorite feature is that it shows the style of clothing that needs to be worn next to the temperature it is!
    Jennifer Rogers

  14. karen schumm August 15, 2013 at 10:52 AM  

    We love that it shows what clothes to wear at different temps.

  15. polly August 15, 2013 at 7:24 PM  

    I like that it is also teaching the kids numbers

  16. Tabitha August 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM  

    i like the clothes on the side.
    we have issues with what's weather allowed ;)

  17. Wendi S August 16, 2013 at 10:54 AM  

    I like that it shoes how to dress your child I always get it wrong. Stepping outside real quick just isn't enough and when school is in that is all I have time to do.

  18. llinda29 August 16, 2013 at 1:02 PM  

    It is easy to read

  19. Tanya M August 16, 2013 at 11:44 PM  

    I love that it's mercury free and how it's color coded for easy reading.
    Thank you for the giveaway.
    (Tanya Rubezhov)

  20. mecarolks August 17, 2013 at 4:06 AM  

    I like the suction cups and how easy it is to read.

  21. LaDonna Gay August 17, 2013 at 7:28 PM  

    i like that it will help my child learn about measurement

  22. Anonymous August 17, 2013 at 9:25 PM  

    I love the pictures with the clothing to help kids understand. colleenaw@hotmail.com

  23. Ruby Daniels August 18, 2013 at 1:18 AM  

    I love the design, letting kids know how they should dress for the weather

  24. Tamar August 18, 2013 at 7:15 PM  

    I love that it's sturdy wherever you put it.

  25. Karen August 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM  

    I love that it gives the kids a real way to tell what the temperature is going to FEEL like, not just a number that they can't really comprehend.

    ktgonyea at gmail dot com

  26. mogrill August 19, 2013 at 2:41 PM  

    I love that it shows what clothes to wear. Very fun!
    Thanks for the chance.

  27. Melissa B. August 20, 2013 at 4:52 PM  

    I like that it's easy for children to read and gives them something they can do for themselves.

  28. wigget August 21, 2013 at 9:12 AM  

    i like that it shows what should be worn for that temperature

  29. James Coyne August 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM  

    i like that it is mercury free

    misterjim74 at gmail dot com

  30. Anonymous August 22, 2013 at 2:51 PM  

    I like that it explains the clothing for the weather.
    Dawn Monroe

  31. Debra August 23, 2013 at 7:07 PM  

    i like the cloths pictures so easy for kids to read

  32. Anonymous August 23, 2013 at 8:29 PM  

    My granddaughter would love this.

  33. latanya t August 23, 2013 at 9:02 PM  

    I like that it is non toxic

  34. brendaelsner August 23, 2013 at 9:41 PM  

    I love that it is kid friendly and my son is taking a big interest in weather right now.

    brat52101 at yahoo dot com

  35. natalia ryjova August 25, 2013 at 12:28 PM  

    Its cute how it shows what clothes to wear.

  36. Anonymous August 25, 2013 at 10:37 PM  

    I love the what to wear feature of the outdoor thermometer.

  37. Danielle Samuels August 26, 2013 at 5:25 PM  

    it has different colors not just one color

  38. LauraJJ August 26, 2013 at 9:11 PM  

    Oh I love that it shows the kids what to wear! That is so neat!!! Carter would love it!

  39. Jennifer Young August 26, 2013 at 10:07 PM  

    I love the clothing choices on the side!!

  40. cassandra mccann August 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM  

    I love that the kids would benefit so greatly from this star95011atyahoodotcom

  41. tina reynolds August 27, 2013 at 12:06 PM  

    I love the colorful look and the kids can help learn about the weather and the right clothes how cute.

  42. Anonymous August 27, 2013 at 12:30 PM  

    I love the colors - from cold to hot!


  43. tavernie August 27, 2013 at 1:41 PM  

    I love the clothing pictures! The kids would love this!

  44. Anonymous August 27, 2013 at 3:33 PM  

    I love that it is kid friendly and can be used as a great educational tool.

  45. kathy pease August 27, 2013 at 5:02 PM  

    I like that it is mercury free

  46. Andrea Howard August 27, 2013 at 5:58 PM  

    i love that it has picture of what to wear... any can be easily read by my children

  47. MELINA August 27, 2013 at 8:37 PM  

    I like that the thermometer is mercury free

  48. laurasloves August 27, 2013 at 8:56 PM  

    I like that it helps kids know what they should wear as it was really help when it comes to trying to convince them that an outfit is too hot or cold for the weather outside.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  49. bbrittbrat1398 August 27, 2013 at 9:16 PM  

    I like all the fun colors it comes in.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

  50. April August 27, 2013 at 10:40 PM  

    I have a special needs child and I love that is shows pictures of what to wear with the weather. he'd be able to understand it better

    ssgsweeps @Hotmail.com

  51. noreen August 27, 2013 at 10:50 PM  

    I like the color coding on the side, blue is cold is easy to understand

  52. Vicki August 28, 2013 at 1:56 AM  

    Love this!

  53. Shea =) August 28, 2013 at 2:29 AM  

    Love that it shows what clothing to wear by the temps!

  54. Chris Alejandro August 28, 2013 at 2:41 AM  

    I like that it's color coded to the temperatures. lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. barbara stenby August 28, 2013 at 7:29 AM  

    besides the rainbow color I like the no mercury aspect

  56. Saver Sara August 28, 2013 at 8:44 AM  

    I love how this visually shows what appropriate dress is for the weather. This is perfect for my family!

  57. Mihaela Day August 28, 2013 at 8:51 AM  

    My favorite feature is that it shows the style of clothing that needs to be worn

  58. Ashley P August 28, 2013 at 9:16 AM  

    I love that my kids can use it! My oldest is 3 she is obsessed with the weather. This would be exciting for her

  59. amy16323 August 28, 2013 at 10:20 AM  

    Mercury free

  60. kat August 28, 2013 at 10:29 AM  

    I absolutely love that it can help the kids decide what to wear!

  61. Janice Crespo August 28, 2013 at 10:35 AM  

    I love the bright colors and illustrations to help teach the kids about the upcoming weather and how it will effect them :)

  62. Jaime August 28, 2013 at 11:45 AM  

    i like that it shows kids what to wear.

  63. Susan Smoaks August 28, 2013 at 12:59 PM  

    My favorite feature is that it shows kids what clothes to wear for that temp.

    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

    tony l smoaks on rafflecopter

  64. Julie Goetz August 28, 2013 at 4:24 PM  

    My favorite feature is the what to wear pictures.

  65. Tylerpants August 28, 2013 at 6:20 PM  

    I like that it is mercury-free and non-toxic. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

  66. Terri August 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM  

    That clothing chart is great. The kids can see what type of clothes to put on until they can know what the numbers mean

  67. corey1971 August 28, 2013 at 9:54 PM  

    I like that it sticks right to the window. (Coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

  68. corey1971 August 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM  

    I like that it sticks right to the window. (Coreyolomon at gmail dot com)

  69. Michelle August 28, 2013 at 10:26 PM  

    I like how it has the clothing guide.

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